Aged, Beautiful & Bruised.

Aged, Beautiful & Bruised.

What a session tonight, both myself and Mike finished feeling like hardened professional landscape photog’s. We went out to Linn Park, another large country park in the southside of Glasgow (no, honest, I’m not making all these parks up). This is a great place, that is fantastically overgrown and unkempt. A river dissects the park, and is pretty much off-limits unless you fancy 5 minutes of hard slog down some steep unpathed hillside.

I was dressed for the occassion: sturdy boots, heavy jeans, jacket, headtorch (it was dark, of course!), umbrella. Mike was straight from work, in flat dress shoes, black trousers and shirt. Erk! (Sorry Mike!).

Anyway, a few interesting shots were taken, which I’ll endeavour to process over the next few days. To get the angle on some of the shots, I had to put the tripod out into the river – fortunately the Nikon didn’t have to go for a swim today!

This was one of the first shots I took tonight – on the grounds of Holmwood House (a National Trust villa architected by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson). I just loved the way the deeply overhanging boughs of the tree casted a shady on the ancient trunk.

October 20, 2005


October 20th, 2005

Sounds great. Really looking forward to those photos. So is this an available light shot? It looks like regular light here. Great texture on the bark. All those parks sounds really good for a city. I like the country though – it’s just one big park!

October 20th, 2005

Yet another park I’ve never been to.

Shameful, really.

Nice shot though, love the texture.

October 21st, 2005

Next time you’re in Glasgow, I’ll do a tour of the southsides top 5 (count ‘em!) parks. Pollok, Queens, Bellahouston, Linn and Maxwell Park.

October 21st, 2005

Looks like a great old tree that has seen many, many feet climb it’s branches.

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